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JOY for Today: Groundhog Day 2022

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" Groundhog " by Maureen Farrelly at Public Domain Pictures Find JOY today in an annual tradition that, though somewhat silly, brings HOPE to many! Dare to HOPE that warmth will rise again in your life. Groundhog Offerings: Did You Know...   Wolfe Stew Connects Bible Verses Activity Suggestion  (for families, or classrooms) Did You Know Groundhog Day is: Also known as Imbolc (Pagan) or Candlemas (Christian)? A good marker of the seasons? Set halfway between winter solstice and spring equinox, it logically makes sense to position season-ending forecasting efforts here. Not the original way people would predict winter's end? To Christian Candlemas observers, a sunny Candlemas day foretold 40 more days of winter. A custom brought to America by the Germans? In Europe, Germans decided if small animals (such as badgers) could see their shadows then the day was officially sunny. When they settled Pennsylvania, the custom continued with the substitution of the groundhog.    O

GROWTH for Today: 28 Days to Rise in February 2022

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2nd month into 2022 - that's a lot of 2's. How are you holding up? Is the weather cold? Are you ready for heart-warming activities? Are you ready to RAISE the heat on some life changes? If so, we're here to help.  Here's what we're offering on the February 2022 Wolfe Stew menu: February 2022 GROWTH for Today Calendars Biblical Secular Blank 2022 Calendar   Bible verses  Inspirational Quotes If you're still craving ideas for EVERY day, find previous year listings below: February 2021   February 2020 Also, consider sampling our JOY for Today posts, where we aim to celebrate selected days throughout the year with you. February 2022 GROWTH for Today Calendars These "GROWTH for Today" calendars are new in 2022! Choose from a  faith-based  or  secular  perspective. Set aside time each day to do the activity and GROW to RISE with us. (Faith-based version on Slide 2.) Whether you choose the  Biblical  or  secular  calendar, the theme and goal of February 2

JOY for Today: Celebrate Your Spouse

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A spouse is the person you do life with, a permanent fixture often overlooked. Today, take time to celebrate that person walking hand-in-hand through life with you. Rejoice in your marriage! Spouse Celebration Offerings Lessons from Spouses   Wolfe Stew Connection Bible Verses and Quotes Activity Suggestion  (for spouses, families, or classrooms) Lessons from Spouses Priscilla and Aquilla  - a Biblical couple who worked side-by-side making tents and ministering. The lesson I want to learn from them: live a daring life for God together .  Mary and Joseph - the mother and father of Jesus. The lesson I want to learn from them: face trials together to make your faith stronger . Pocahontas and John Rolfe  - the Powhatan princess and Jamestown colonist whose marriage brought a time of peace. The lesson I want to learn from them: within a marriage is a new world of possibilities . George and Martha Washington  - USA's first president and first First Lady. The lesson I want to learn from

JOY for Today: Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr

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Martin Luther King, Jr. is a champion of the fight. To think of him is to know persistence. On this day, we honor him for who he was, the change he championed, and the hope he continues to enliven in all of us. Here are some ways we aim to honor him: Keen Facts about King   Wolfe Stew Connection Bible Verses and Martin Luther King Quotes Activity Suggestion Did You Know Martin Luther King, Jr... Wasn't named Martin at birth? When he was 6, his dad changed both their names from Michael to Martin after traveling to Germany and learning more about Martin Luther , the protestant reformist. Learned how to  politely demand respect from his father? When police officers would call his father "boy," Martin Luther King, Sr, would politely correct them. Enrolled in college at the age of 15 ? King skipped grades nine and twelve, then enrolled in Morehouse College - following in his father's footsteps - in 1944. Was voted class president in a mostly white class ? His senior class

4 Home Business Opportunities for Mompreneurs

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Have you ever dreamed of starting an at-home business so you can bring in money while still caring for your littles? If so, we're pleased to introduce you to Well Parents who is here to encourage you to take that first step toward making your dream come true! Well Parents' overall mission is to encourage EVERY parent to be a Well Parent by taking time to focus on their personal physical and emotional health and offer support by sharing exercise ideas , healthy eating tips , stress-busters , helpful resources and more ! But today, Well Parents came straight to Wolfe Stew to share with you four at-home business ideas and offer guidance in setting up your very own LLC. So go on leaders, step out with Well Parents and start making your dreams come true! Choose the business type of most interest you or read on through: Selling Products Online Virtual Assistant Online Tutoring Home Staging Photo by  Anastasia Shuraeva  from  Pexels T he internet evolution has presented humankind

JOY for Today: Make Your Dreams Come True in 2022

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"Reach for the Stars" image courtesy of phil2001 via Deviant Art Make Your Dreams Come True Day feels appropriate this time of year as many of us consider making changes and reviving projects we’ve let go. On Friday, we have a guest blogger from Well Parents sharing how to start an at-home business for all of you aspiring Mompreneurs out there. So, if this interests you, be sure to come back and check it out. But for now, we hope this post leaves you with JOY for Today and renewed hope in making your own dream come true. Check out the part of interest to you or read on through: Short Summaries of Real Life Success Stories Wolfe Stew Connection Biblical Inspiration Activity Suggestion People Who Made Their Dreams Come True   J.K. Rowling manually typed out each copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone that she sent to publishers. After being rejected dozens of times, a CEO’s daughter fell in love with the story and J.K. Rowling’s publishing dreams came t

JOY for Today: New Year's Day in 2022

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While we’re no longer pairing daily holidays with academic activities, we still believe in the merit of finding the JOY in every day and reflecting on our past as we look forward to the future. To support commemoration of daily holidays in the classroom, as a family, or individually, we plan to sprinkle “blog”fetti here and there throughout your year. Each holiday post will feature: Facts about the holiday. Our personal connection to it. A Biblical tie in. An activity suggestion. Just click the link to what interests you or read on through. We are thrilled to celebrate our way through 2022 with you! Facts about New Year’s Day New Year’s celebrations are an ancient tradition, at least 4000 years old. The New Year used to be celebrated on the first day of spring (a.k.a. the vernal equinox). Emperor Julius Caesar of Rome named January the beginning of the year. Janus, January’s namesake, is a Roman god with two faces: one for looking back on the past and one into the future. We’d Love to